Comment les pompiers font-ils face à l'incendie — Californie

13 Août, 2018, 09:03 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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Composés de plusieurs foyers, plus de 123 000 hectares sont déjà partis en fumée.

La météo était encore plus défavorable dans cette partie de la Californie, avec des températures attendues à plus de 38 degrés et 15% seulement d'humidité.

Un pompier mobilisé sur l'incendie "Carr", dans le nord de la Californie, est décédé ce matin, ont indiqué les autorités locales, portant à dix le nombre de victimes des incendies qui sévissent depuis mi-juillet dans cet Etat de l'ouest des Etats-Unis. "Il a été tué tôt ce matin (jeudi) dans un accident de la route, sur la Highway 99, dans le comté de Tehama", ont précisé les pompiers. Il avait détruit aujourd'hui près de 72.000 hectares et n'était circonscrit qu'à 48%, selon le dernier bilan disponible de Calfire à 19H00 GMT.

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Voici quelques images de l'incendie, prises de haut.

Le parc national Yosemite, un des plus populaires des Etats-Unis, avait partiellement été fermé au public en raison des fumées et autres dangers liés à l'incendie baptisé Ferguson Fire.

Depuis la fin du mois de juillet 2018, la Californie est ravagée par le "Mendocino Complex", le plus gros incendie de son histoire. Malgré les conditions climatiques dans l'Etat, ces derniers s'apprêtent à tout moment à réagir en cas de nouvel incendie, tout en mettant en œuvre des mesures de prévention.

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